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Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa Archdiocese of Good Hope

Advent Sunday Matins Hymns By the Grace of God


Compiled, Adapted & Edited by Marguerite Paizis Archondissa & Teacher By Divine Grace Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa Archdiocese of Good Hope Holy Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God ort Elizabeth Po Box 28348 Sunridge Park 6008 Republic of South Africa Telephone/Fax: 041 360 3854 Email: writers@telkomsa.net Download From www.scribd.com/writers4574

11 December 2011

Sunday of the Holy Forefathers


Feast of St Aaron the Righteous Priest St Benjamin - St Deborah - St Ezra St Isaac - St Jacob - St Judith - St Miriam St Nathan the Holy Prophet of God St Nehemiah the Holy Prophet of God - St Noah - St Rebecca - St Sarah - St Solomon the Holy Prophet of God - St Susanna St Daniel the Stylite of Constantinople St Nikon the Dry, of the Kiev Near Caves St Mirax of Egypt St Akepsimas of Egypt St Aithalas of Egypt St Luke the New Stylite of Chalcedon Synaxis of the Saints of Georgia

Tone 1 Resurrection Gospel 4 Eothinon 4 Katavasias of the Nativity 1


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Re-edited & Re-Published 15 November 2011

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The Holy Forefathers

TONE (7) VARYS/GRAVE

Defte

Our Eternal Gratitude to God for the original Greek/English text by Reverend Seraphim Dedes of St Gregory Palamas Monastery
www.sgpm.goarch.org/ematins

apantes, Pistos Panigirisomen, ton pro Nomou Pateron, Avraam ke ton Sin afto, tin etision mnimin. Tou Iouda tin filin, axios timisomen. Tous en Vaviloni Pedas, tous svesantas tin en kamino floga, os tis Triados tipon, Sin to Daniil evfimisomen. Ton Profiton tas prorrisis asfalos katehontes, meta tou Iseou Megalofonos voisomen. Idou I Parthenos, en Gastri lipsete, ke texete Iion ton Emmanouil. O Esti meth imon O Theos.

Come

now, one and all, in Faith, let us celebrate the annual Memorial of the Fathers before the Law, Abraham and those with him. Let us honour as is right the Tribe of Judah, and let us extol the Servants in Babylon, the Trinitys Image, who extinguished the furnace fire, and also Daniel. As we unerringly cling to the predictions of the Prophets, together with Isaiah we cry out in a loud voice, Behold! The Virgin will conceive in the Womb, and She will bear a Son Emmanuel which means God is with us.

Theotokion
The Congregation Must Stand

Iperevlogimeni

Iparhis, Theotoke Parthene, dia gar tou ek Sou sarkothentos O Adis ihmalotiste, O Adam anakeklite, i katara nenekrote, i Eva ileftherote, O Thanatos tethanatote ke imis ezoopiithimen. Dio animnountes Voomen. Evlogitos Hristos O Theos imon, O outos evdokisas,

Most

Doxa Si!

Blessed art Thou, O Virgin Theotokos: for through Him Who became Incarnate of Thee, Hell is led captive, Adam is recalled from the dead, the curse is made void, Eve is set free, Death is slain, and we have been endowed with Life. Wherefore we cry aloud, extolling in song: Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God, in Whose Sight it is thus wellpleasing. Glory to Thee!

The Divine Liturgy Of St John Chrysostom Is Next

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Enite
STIHOS

Afton en iho salpingos. Enite Afton en psaltirio ke kithara.

Praise
VERSE

Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with lute and harp.

Psalm 117 /118


PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING MERCY

Theos

Tin Theoprepi Sou sigkatavasin doxazontes, imnoumen Se Hriste: etehthis ek Parthenou, ke ahoristos ipirhes to Patri; epathes os anthropos, ke ekousios ipeminas Stavron; Anestis ek tou tafou, os ek pastados proelthon, ina sosi ton kosmon: Kyrie Doxa Si!

As we Glorify Thy Divine Condescension, we praise Thee, O Christ: Thou were Born of a Virgin, yet Thou were not separated from the Father. As Man Thou suffered and willingly endured the Cross. Thou rose from the grave, as though coming out of Thy Bridal Chamber, so that Thou might Save the world. Lord: Glory to Thee!
Him with timbrel and dance, praise Him with strings and flute! all of us observe now the August ForefathersMemoral, extolling their way of life, by Virtue of which they have been magnified.

Kyrios ke epefanen imin. Evlogimenos O ergomenos en Onomati Kyriou!

The

Lord is God, and has appeared to us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!

STIHOS 1:

Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti agathos, oti is ton eona to eleos aftou!

VERSE 1:

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is Good; His Mercy endures forever!

Theos

Kyrios ke epefanen imin. Evlogimenos O ergomenos en Onomati Kyriou!

The

STIHOS 2:

Festal Stihera Holy Forefathers


TONE 2

Panta ta ethni ekiklosan me, ke to Onomati Kyriou iminamin aftous.

Lord is God, and has appeared to us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!

VERSE 2:

All the nations surrounded me, but in the Name of the Lord I drove them back.

Enite afton en timpano ke horo. Praise


Enite afton organo. en hordes ke

Theos

Kyrios ke epefanen imin. Evlogimenos O ergomenos en Onomati Kyriou!

The

Pantes

tin ton septon, nin Propatoron mnimin, telesomen imnountes, tin touton Politian, di is emegalinthisan. Afton en kimvalis evihis! Enite Afton en kimvalis alalagmou! Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion!

Let

Lord is God, and has appeared to us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!

STIHOS 3:

Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti thavmasti en ofthalmis imon.


Kyrios ke epefanen imin. Evlogimenos O ergomenos en Onomati Kyriou!

VERSE 3:

This is the Lords doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.

Enite

Praise

Theos

Him with resounding cymbals! Praise Him with triumphant cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! all of us observe now the August Forefathers Memorail, extolling their way of life, by Virtue of which they have been magnified. O Lord God of our Fathers!

Apolytikia

Lord is God, and has appeared to us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord! o f t h e R e s u r r e c t i o n TONE 1

The

Pantes

tin ton septon, nin Propatoron mnimin, telesomen imnountes, tin touton Politian, di is emegalinthisan. is Kyrie, O Theos ton Pateron imon. tou piros, tindinamin I Pedes, horevontes en meso, kaminou ke imnountes, Theon ton Pantodinamon.

Let

Tou

Evlogitos Esvesan

Blessed art Thou, Praising

Ke epi tin polin tin Agian tin ton


Pateron imon Ierousalim.

Lakko

kataklsthis, thirsi sinokismenos, Daniil O Profitis, ametohos tis touton, ediknito kakoseos. Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

Doxa

Almighty God, the Servants sang in Chorus while standing in the furnace, and thereby they extinguished the force of the engulfing fire. And on Jerusalem, the Holy City of our Fathers. Shut up inside the den, the Holy Prophet Daniel was dwelling with the lions, and he was manifestly preserved from any injury.

lithou sfragisthentos ipo ton Ioudeon ke stratioton filassonton to ahranton Sou Soma, Anestis trimeros, Sotir, Doroumenos to kosmo tin Zoin. Dia touto e Dinamis ton Ouranon evoon si Zoodota. Doxa ti Anastasi Sou, Hriste! Doxa ti Vasilia Sou! Doxa ti Ikonomia Sou, mone Filanthrope!

While the stone was sealed by the


Jews, and soldiers stood on guard over Thy Body undefiled, Thou didst rise on the third day, O Saviour, Who givest Life unto the world. For which cause the Heavenly Powers cried aloud unto Thee: O Giver of Life: Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ! Glory to Thy Kingdom! Glory to Thy Providence, O Thou Who alone Loves mankind!

Doxa Tou

Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

Glory to the Father, and to the


Son, and to the Holy Spirit

Glory to the Father, and to the


Son, and to the Holy Spirit

lithou sfragisthentos ipo ton Ioudeon ke stratioton filassonton to ahranton Sou Soma, Anestis trimeros, Sotir, Doroumenos to kosmo tin Zoin. Dia touto e Dinamis ton

While the stone was sealed by the


Jews, and soldiers stood on guard over Thy Body undefiled, Thou didst rise on the third day, O Saviour, Who givest Life unto the world. For which

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Ouranon evoon si Zoodota. Doxa ti Anastasi Sou, Hriste! Doxa ti Vasilia Sou! Doxa ti Ikonomia Sou, mone Filanthrope!

cause the Heavenly Powers cried aloud unto Thee: O Giver of Life: Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ! Glory to Thy Kingdom! Glory to Thy Providence, O Thou Who alone Loves mankind! ages.

Rock and Foundation.

the

Churchs

Theotokion

Agni

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
eonon.

Amin. En
Pisti tous Propatoras edikeosas, tin ex Ethnon di afton promnistefsamenos Ekklisian. Kavhonte en doxi I Agii, oti ek spermatos afton, iparhi karpos evkleis, I asporos tekousa Se. Tes afton ikesies, Hriste O Theos, Soson tas psihas imon!

Amen
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Parthene ahrante, Maria Thenimfevte, en ora ti fovera mi, prostithi ke mesitis, pros ton Iion Sou fanithi, to tapino ke rise me, tis katadikis ekinis, ke ton kolaseon panton.

Virgin Pure, Immaculate All Holy Mary, Bride of God, in that frightening Hour stand before me the lowly and mediate with Thine Own Son, and thus, I pray, deliver me from Final
Condemnation and Punishments

Festal Apolytikion Holy Forefathers

of Perdition.

By

Small Litany

Faith Thou Justified the Forefathers, having through them Betrothed to Thyself the Church that came out of the Nations. The Saints boast in Gloyr; for the Glorious Fruit the Virgin, who without seed, gave Birth to Thee, is from their progeny. At their Entreaties, O Christ our God, Save our souls!
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Lauds: The Praises to God


Praises To The Lord From

- Psalm 148
All Creation

Pasa

pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite afton en tis ipsistis. Si prepi imnos to Theo. Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. Si prepi imnos to Theo.

Let

everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the Heavens; praise Him in the Highest. To Thee praise is due, O God. Him, all His Angels; praise Him, all His Powers. To Thee praise is due, O God.

Enite

Praise

First Resurrection Kathisma

Ton

Psalm 150 - TONE 1 Let All Things Praise The Lord

tafon Sou, Sotir, Stratiote tirountes, nekri ti astrapi, tou ofthentos Angelou, egenonto kirittontos, ginexi tin Anastasin. Se doxazomen, ton tis fthoras katheretin. Si Prosspiptomen, to Anastanti ek Tafou, ke mono Theo imon.

The

Doxa Stavro

Soldiers watching Thy Tomb became as dead men at the lightning flash of the Angel who appeared and proclaimed to the Women the Resurrection. We Glorify Thee, the Destroyer of corruption; we fall down before Thee, Risen from the grave and alone our God.

Tou
STIHOS

piise en aftis krima Engrapton. Doxa afti este pasi tis Osiis Aftou.

To fulfil among them the Written


Judgement: this Glory have all His Holy Ones.
VERSE

Imnoumen Sou Hriste, to Sotirion Pathos, ke Doxazomen Sou tin Anastasin.

We praise the praise of Thy Saving Passion O Christ, and we glorify Thy Resurrection.

Enite

Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati prosilothis, ekofsios Iktirmon, en mnimati tethis, os thnitos Zoodota, to kratos sinetripsas, Dinate to thanato Sou; Se gar efrixan, i pilori i tou Adou; Si sinigiras, tous ap eonos thanontas, os monos Filanthropos.

Glory to the Father, and to the


Son, and to the Holy Spirit

ton Theon en tis Agiis Afton. Enite Afton en stereomati tis Dinameos Aftou.

Praise God in His Saints;

praise Him in the firmament of His Power

STIHOS

Thou

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the ages of
eonon.

were willingly nailed to the Cross, O Merciful One, and laid in a tomb as a mortal, O Giver of Life. By Thy Death, O Powerful One, Thou smashed its might; for Hadess gatekeepers trembled before Thee; Thou raised with Thee the dead from every age, for Thou alone Love mankind.

O Stavron ipominas, ke ton Thanaton katarigisas, ke anastas ek ton nekron, irinefson imon tin Zoin Kyrie, os Monos Pantodinamos.

VERSE

Having endured the Cross, destroyed Death and Risen from the dead, give Peace to our Life, O Lord, as Thou alone art All Powerful.

Enite
STIHOS

Afton epi tes dinasties Afton. Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Megalosinis Aftou.

Praise Him for His Mighty Acts;


praise Him according to the greatness of His Majesty.
VERSE

Amin

ages.

O ton Adin skilefsas, ke ton Anthropon anastisas, ti Anastasi Sou Hriste, axioson imas en kathara kardia, imnin ke Doxazin Se.

Having despoiled Hades and raised humanity by Thy Resurrection, O Christ, grant that with pure hearts we may praise and glorify Thee.

Amen
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tous eonas. The Magnificat

descended. Therefore in praise let us sing: Let the whole Creation Bless the Lord and Exalt Him above all forever!

Theotokion

Tou

Katavasia of the 9th Ode

Megalinon

psihi mou, tin Timioteran, ke Evdoxoteran ton ano Stratevmaton.

Magnify,

O my soul, Her who is more Honourable and more Glorious than the Heavenly Hosts.

IRMOS

Mystirion Xenon, oro ke paradoxon: Ouranon to Spyleon! Thronon Herouvikon, tin Parthenon! Tin fatnin horion! En O aneklithi O ahoritos, Hristos O Theos! On animvountes Megalinomen!

HEIRMOS

Small Litany... Praises To God

A strange and most wonderful Mystery do I see: The cave is Heaven! The Virgin is the Throne of the Cherubim! The manger is a grand space, in which Christ, the God Whom nothing can contain, is laid! Him do we praise and magnify!

Gavriil fthegxamenou Si Parthene to here, Sin ti foni esarkouto O ton olon Despotis, en Si ti Agia Kivoto, os efi O Dikeos David. Edihthis Platitera ton Ouranon, Vastasasa ton ktiston Sou. Doxa to enikisanti en Si! Doxa to proelthonti ek Sou! Doxa to elevtherosanti imas dia tou Tokou Sou!

As Gabriel proclaimed to Thee, O


Virgin: Hail! With that cry the Lord of all became Incarnate in Thee, the Holy Tabernacle, as foretold by the Righteous David: Thou hast revealed Thyself as more spacious than the Heavens, in that Thou hast borne Thy Creator. Glory to Him Who abode in Thee! Glory to Him Who came forth from Thee! Glory to Him Who through Thy Birth-giving has set us free!
TONE 1

Second Kathisma of the Resurrection

Ginekes

P r a is e s t o t he Lo rd

Agios Kyrios O Theos imon! [3] Holy is the Lord our God [3] Ipsoute Kyrion ton Theon imon Exalt the Lord our God; and bow
ke proskinite to ipopodio ton podon Aftou. down before His footstool

Oti Agios esti Tes

Fourth Exaposteilarion
TONE 2

For He is Holy [3

RD

TIME]

pros to mnima, paregenonto orthrie, ke Angelikin optasian, theasamene eteremon; O tafos existrapte Zoin; to Thavma kateplitten aftas; Dia touto apelthouse, tis Mathites ekiritton tin Egersin: Ton Adin eskilefse Hristos, os Monos Krateos ke Dinatos, ke ftharentas sinigire pantas, ton tis katakriseos fovon, lisas dinami Stavrou.

The women came to Thy Tomb at


dawn and when they saw a Vision of an Angel they trembled; the Tomb blazed forth Life; the Marvel amazed them; and so going back to the Disciples they proclaimed the Resurrection: Christ has despoiled Hades, as alone Mighty and Powerful, and has Raised up all those in corruption, dispelling the fear of condemnation by the Power of the Cross.

aretes astrafantes, idomen epistantes, en zoiforo mnimati, andras en astraptouses, esthisesi Miroforis, klinouses is gin ofin. Tou Ouranou despozonto s, Egersin didahdomen, ke pros zoin, en mnimio dramomen sin to Petro, ke to prahthen thavmasantes, minomen Hriston vlepse.

Let us gleam, shining with virtues,


and behold the Man standing in brilliant clothes inside the Grave, giving Life to the Ointment-bearing Women with their faces downcast. Let us learn of the Resurrection of the Lord of Heaven and hasten with Peter to the Tomb and wonder at the great Happening, waiting to behold Christ the Life.

Doxa En

Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati to Stavro prosilothis, i Zoi ton apanton, ke en nekris logisthis, O athanatos Kyrios, anestis triimeros Sotir, ke igiras Adam ek tis fthoras; dia touto e Dinamis ton Ouranon, evoon Si Zoodota: Doxa tis sis pathimasi, Hriste! Doxa ti Anastasi Sou! Doxa ti Sigkatavasi Sou, Mone Filanthrope!

Glory to the Father, and to the


Son, and to the Holy Spirit

O Life of all,

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TONE 2

Ou

sarx ke ema Petre Si, all O Patir evepvevse, Theologise ton Hriston, Iion Theou Patros zontos. Dio Se ke makarion, aftos proemartirato, ke feronimos keklike, Petron os petran arragi, ke vasin tis Ekklisias.

The

Father, and not flesh and blood, Inspired Thy Theology, O Peter, the Christ is the Son of the Living God and Father. And thus He attested to Thy Blessedness because of this, and He has called Thee by the name Peter as the unbroken

Thou were nailed to the Cross; O Immortal Lord, Thou were numbered among the dead. Thou arose, O Saviour, on the third day, and raised Adam from corruption; therefore the Heavenly Powers cried out to Thee, O Giver of Life: Glory to Thy Sufferings, O Christ! Glory to Thy Resurrection! Glory to Thy condescension, Only Lover of mankind!

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
eonon. ages.

Amin

Amen

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Theotokion of the Resurrection

- TONE 1

Maria

to Septon, tou Despotou doxion, anastison imas, peptokotas is haos, dinis apognoseos, ke ptesmaton ke thlipseon; si gar pefikas, amartolon Sotiria, ke voithia, ke kratea prostasia, ke sozis tous doulous sou.

Mary,

Ravdos ek tis rizis, Iesse, ke anthos Rod


ex aftis, Hriste, ek tis Parthenou anevlostisas. Ex orous O enetos, kataskiou daseos, ilthes sarkothis es apirandrou, O ailos ke Theos. Doxa ti Dinami Sou Kyrie!

Resurrection Evlogitaria, Trisagion Hymn, Theotokion & Small Litany

Holy Vessel of our Master, raise up us who have fallen into the pit of dread despair, of offences and afflictions; for Thou art the Salvation, the Help and the Mighty Protection of sinners, and Thou Savest Thy servants.
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of the Root of Jesse, and Flower that blossomed from his stem, O Christ, Thou hast sprung from the Virgin. From the Mountain overshadowed by the Forest Thou hast come, made Flesh from her that knew not wedlock, O God Who art not formed from matter. Glory to Thy Power, O Lord! Thou art God of Peace and Father of Mercies, Thou has sent to us Thine Angel of Great Counsel, granting us Peace. So we are guided towards the Light of the Knowledge of God, and watching by night, we Glorify Thee, O Lover of mankind!

I p e r k o i T o ne 1

ODE 5

tou Listou Metanoia ton Paradison esilisen, O de Thrinos ton Miroforon tin Haran eminisen: Oti anestis Hriste O Theos, parehon to kosmo, to Mega Eleos

The Thiefs Repentance plundered


Paradise, but the Myrrhbearers lament disclosed the Joy that Thou art Risen, Christ God, granting the world Great Mercy!
ANTIPHON 1

Theos on Irinis, Patrir iktirmon, tis As


Megalis Voulis Sou ton Angelon, Irinin parehomenon, apestilas imin. Othen Theognosias, pros Fos Odigithentes, ek niktos orthrizontes, Doxologoumen Se Filanthrope

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ANTIFONON A

En to thlivesthe me, isakouson mou ton odinon, Kyrie, si krazo!.

I cry to Thee, O Lord, in my sorrow! Hear my pain!


is the sacred desire for God among those in the desert, for they are far-removed from this vain world.

ODI 6

Splaghnon

ODE 6

Tis

erimikis, apavstos O Thios pothos enginete, kosmou ousi tou mateou ektos. Patri ke Io ke Agion Pnevmati. Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Unending Glory

Doxa Amin Agio

to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the Ages of Ages.
ODI 7

Ionan emvrion apimesen, enalIos thir, ion edexato. Ti Partheno de, enikisas O Logos, ke sarka lavon, dililithe psilaxas adiafthoron. Is gar ouhipesti pefseos, tin tekousan kateshen apimanton.

The sea monster spat forth Jonah


as it had received him, like a babe from the womb while the Word, having dwelt in the Virgin and taken Flesh, came forth from her yet kept her uncorrupt. For being Himself not subject to decay, He preserved His Mother free from harm. the impious decree, the Children brought up together in godliness feared not the threat of fire, but, standing in the midst of the flames, they sang O God of our fathers, Blessed art Thou.

Pnevmati, Timi ke Doxa, osper Patri, prepi ama ke Io. Dia touto asomen ti Triadi Monokratoria.

Amen. Glory and Honour are due to the


Holy Spirit as also due to the Son and Father. Let us therefore praise the Trinity, Mighty and One in Dominion.

ODE 7

ANTIFONON B

Is ta ori ton son ipsosas me nomon, aretes eklamprinon, O Theos, ina imno Se.

ANTIPHON 2

Thou has elevated me to the Heights of Thy Commandments, O God. Let Virtue shine upon me so that I may praise Thee.
Thy right Hand, O Logos, keep me and protect me, so that the Fire of Sin does not consume me. to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Now and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

Pedes efsevia sintrafentes, dissevous, prostagmatos katafronisantes, piros apilin ouk eptoithisan, all en meso tis flogos, estotes epsallon. O Ton Pateron Theos Evlogitos i.

Scorning

ODI 8

ODE 8

Enoumen, Thavmatos

Dexia

Sou Hiri lavon si Loge, filaxon me, frourison, mi pir me flexi tis amartias. Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

With

Evlogoumen Proskinoumen ton Kyrion!

ke

We The

praise, we Bless and we worship the Lord!

Doxa Amin.
6

Glory Amen

iperfious i drosovolos, exikonise kaminos tipon. Ou gar ous edexato flegi neous, os oude pir tis Theotitos, Parthenou in ipedi nidin. Dio animnountes anamelpsomen. Evlogito is ktisis pasa ton Kyrion, ke iperpsouto, is pantas

furnace moist with dew was the image and figure of a Wonder past nature. For it burnt not the Children whom it had received, even as the Fire of the Godhead consumed not the Virgins Womb into which It had

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WHATEVER THOU WILLS.

Synaxarion

- 11 December

Agio

Ti

IA tou aftou minos, Mnimi tou Osiou Patros imon Daniil tou Stilitou. afti imera, tou Osiou Patros imon Louks, tou Neou Stilitou. afti imera, Mnimi ton Agion Martiron akepsei ke Aithala.

On the 11

day of this month we Commemorate our Righteous Father, St Daniel the Stylite of Constantinople.
th

Pnevmati, pasa i ktisis kenourgite, palndromouisa is to proton, isosthenes gar esti Patri ke Logo.

All

ANTIFONON

Ti Ti

On this day we Commemorate our


Righteous Father, St Luke the New Stylite of Chalcedon.

Epi tis irikosi mi, odevsomen is tas avlas tou Kyriou, ivfranthi mou to pnevma, sigheri i kardia

On this day we Commemorate the


Holy Martyrs, St Acepsees and St Aethalas of Arbeil, Persia. this day we Commemorate a certain Martyred Youth of Egypt, who, having denied Christ, confessed Him again. Contest of the Holy Martyr, St Barsavas of Persia.

Epi

Creation is renewed through the Holy Spirit and returns to its original state. For He is equal in Power with the Father and the Logos. ANTIPHON 3 My soul rejoices with those who say let us go into the Courts of the Lord. My spirit is renewed and my heart is gladdened. David, where the thrones shall be set, and all the tribes and tongues of the earth shall be judged.

ikon David, fovos mega. Eki gar thronon ektethenton, krithisonte apase, e file tis gis ke glosse. Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Great fear shall be in the House of

Ti afti imera, Mnimi Mirakos tinos, On


ke diigisis pani ofelimos.

Doxa Amin. Agio

Glory Amen It is

Ti Ti

afti imera, Athlisis tou Agiou Martiros Barsava. afti imera, Mnimi ton Agion Martiron Terentiou, Vikentiou, Emilianou, ke Veveas. afti imera, Kyriaki ton Agion Propatoron. eleison ke soson imas.

On this day we Commemorate the On this day we Commemorate the


Holy Martyrs, St Terence, St Vincent, St Emilian and St Vevea.

to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto the Ages of Ages. proper to offer honour, worship, might and glory to the Holy Spirit, as also to the Father and to the Son for the Trinity is One only in Nature and not in Persons.

Pnevmati, timin, proskinisin, doxan ke pratos, os Patri te Axion, ke to Io di prosferin. Monas gar estin i Trias ti Fisi, all ou Prosopis.

Ti

On this day we observe Sunday of


the Holy Forefathers. have Mercy on us and Save us.

P r o ke i me n on

Tes afton Agiis Presveves, O Theos, By their Holy Intercessions, O God, Amin
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Nin
STIHOS

Amen
Nativity Kathisma I
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Anastisome, legi Kyrios, thisome en Sotirio, parrisiasome en afto. (2)

Now will I Arise, said the Lord: I


will establish them in Salvation; I will not delay. (2)
VERSE

Ta Logia Kyriou Logia Agna.


Kyrios, Sotirio,

The Words of the Lord are Pure Words.


in

Nin

Hristos Gennate, Doxasate! Hristos


ex Ouranon, apantisate! Hristos epi gis, ipsothite! Asate to Kyrio, pas i gi, ke en evfrosini animnisate, lai, oti Dedoxaste!
ODI 3

Christ is Born: Glorify Him!

Christ has come from the Heavens: receive Him! Christ is on earth: elevate Him! O all the earth: sing to the Lord! Sing praises in gladness, O ye people, for He as been Glorified!

anastisome, legi thisome en parrisiasome en afto.

Now will I arise, said the Lord: I


will establish them Salvation, I will not delay.

Small Litany, Praises To God, Etc

Gospel 4:

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The Myrrhbearers Find The Tomb Empty

ODE 3

Ke

To

pro ton eonon, ek Patros gennithenti arrefstos Iio, ke ep eschaton ek Parthenou, sarkothenti asporos, Hristo to Theo Voisomen. O anipsosas to keras imon, Agios i Kyrie.

To

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the Son Who was Begotten of the Father without change before all ages, and in the last times was without seed made flesh of the Virgin, to Christ our God let us cry aloud Thou hast raised up our horn, Holy art Thou, O Lord!

to men Savvaton isihasan kata tin entolinti de mia ton Savvaton orthrou vatheos ilthon epi to mnima ferouse a itimasan aromata, ke tines sin aftes.

Now

Evron de ton lithon apokekilismenon But


apo tou mnimiou, ke iselthouse ouh evron to Soma tou Kyriou

on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the Tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. they found the stone rolled away from the Tomb. Then they went in and did not find

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Isou.

the Body of the Lord Jesus.

Ke

egeneto en to diaporisthe aftas peri toutou ke idou andres dio epestisan avtes en esthisesin astraptouses. de genomenon afton ke klinouson to prosopon is tin gin ipon pros aftas: Ti Zitite ton zonta meta ton nekron?

And

it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why dost ye seek the living among the dead? you when He was still in Galilee, saying, The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

Resurrection Ikos

Resurrection to all!
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Ton

Emfovon

Then,

He is not here, but is Risen! Ouk estin ode, all igerthi. Mnisthite os elalisen imin eti on en ti Remember how He spoke to
Galilea, legon: Oti di ton Ion tou Anthropou paradothine is hiras anthropon amartolon ke stavrothine, ke ti triti imera anastine.

anastanta trimeron animnisomen, os Theon pantodinamon, ke pilas tou Adou sintripsanta, ke tous ap eonos ek tafou egiranta, Miroforis ofthenta kathos ivdokise, protes taftes to, Herete, fisas, ke Apostolis haran minion, os monos oodotis. Othen Pisti e Ginekes Mathites simvola nikis evangelizonte; ke Adis stenazi, ke thanatos odirete, ke kosmos agallete, ke pantes sigkerousi; Si gar pareshes PASI, HRISTE TIN ANASTASIN.

Let

us praise as God of all Power the One Who rose on the Third Day, smashed the Gates of Hades and roused the age-long dead from the grave, Who appeared to the Myrrhbearers, as it was His Good Pleasure to say to them first of all: Rejoice! And so revealing Joy to the Apostles, as alone Giver of Life. Therefore with Faith the Women proclaim the tokens of Victory to the Disciples. Hades groans, Death laments, the world exults and all rejoice together: for Thou, O Christ, HAST
GRANTED ALL. RESURRECTION TO

Ke

emnisthisan ton rimaton Aftou, ke ipostrepsase apo tou Mnimiou apingilan tafta panta tis Endeka ke pasi tis lipis.

And

Isan de i Magdalini Maria ke Ioanna It ke Maria Iakovou ke e lipe sin


aftes, e elegon Apostolou tafta. pros tous

they remembered His words. Then they returned from the Tomb and told all these things to the Eleven and to all the rest.

Festal Kontakion Holy Forefathers

Hierografon

Ke O

was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the Mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the Apostles. like idle tales, and they did not believe them.

efanisan enopion afton osi lipos ta rimata afton, ke ipistoun aftes. de Petros anasta edramen epi to Mnimion, ke parakipsas vlepi ta othonia kimena mona, ke apilthe pros eavton, thavmazon to gegonos.
Prayers, Psalm

And their words seemed to them But Peter rose up and ran to the
Tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed, marvelling to himself at what had happened.

ikona mi sevasthentes, all agrafo ousia thorakisthentes, trismakarii, en to skammati tou piros edoxasthite, en meso de flogos anipostatou istameni, Theon epekalisthe, Tahinon O Iktirmon, spefson os eleimon, is tin voithian imon, OTI DINASE VOULOMENOS.

Worshipping not the image made


by hands, but putting on the Breastplate of the unwritten Essence, in the arena of Fire, You, O Thrice Blessed, were Glorified. Standing in the midst of unendurable flames, You called on God: Make hast, O Compassionate One, and hurry, O Merciful One, to our aid, FOR THOU CAN DO WHATEVER THOU WILLS. Extend Thy Hand, which of old the Egyptians, making battle, and the Hebrews, then embattled, had experienced. Do not forsake us, that Death thirsting after us and Satan who hates us may drink us down. But be near us and spare our souls, as Thou once spared Thy Youths in Babylon as they ceaselessly sang Thy Praise, and were for Thee thrown into the furnace, and from thence called to Thee: Hasten, O Compassionate One, and hurry O Merciful One, to our aid, FOR THOU CAN DO

Festal Ikos Holy Forefathers

Ektinon Sou tin Hira, is pale elavon


piran Egiptii polemountes ke Ebrei polemoumeni, mi katalipis imas, ke katapii imas O Thanatos O dipson imas, ke Satan O mison imas, all engison imin, ke fise ton psihon imon, os efiso pote ton pedon Sou ton en Vaviloni apafstos animnounton Se ke vlithenton iper Sou is tin kaminon, k eek taftis kravgazonton Si, Tahinon O Iktirmon, spefson os eleimon, is tin voithian imon, OTI DINASE VOULOMENOS.

Resurrection 50, Etc

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Exanestis os Theos, ek tou tafou en Thou rose from the grave in Glory
Doxi, ke kosmon sinanestisas, ke i fisis ton vroton os Theon Se animnise, ke thanatos ifaniste; ke O Adam horevi Despota, ke i Eva nin ek ton desmon litroumeni, heri krazousa:. Si i O pasi parehon, Hriste tin Anastasin! as God and raised the world up with Thee. Mortal nature sang Thy praise as God, and Death disappeared. Adam danced, O Master, and now Eve, freed from her chains, rejoices as she cries: It is Thee, O Christ, Who grants

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